Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian diet’

Dr Linda Isaacs Continues the Cancer Treatments She Used with Dr Nicholas Gonzalez.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Dr Linda Isaacs

Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, graduating with High Distinction with a major in biochemistry. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She subsequently received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1985. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center at New York University Medical School. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, most recently completing recertification in 2011.

Dr. Isaacs worked with her colleague Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., for more than twenty years, using a nutritional approach for treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. After his untimely death in July 2015, she has continued with the work they shared. The treatment involves diet, which varies from patient to patient and can range from almost exclusively vegetarian to one that is heavy in animal protein and fat; individualized nutritional supplement protocols, which include large doses of pancreatic enzymes; and procedures such as coffee enemas that help the body rid itself of metabolic wastes.

In 1999, Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Gonzalez completed a research study in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: the results were published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition and Cancer, showing survival well beyond what is described in the medical literature. They also published a series of case reports in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and co-authored the book The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer. Dr. Isaacs wrote the article “Deciding to Pursue an Alternative Cancer Therapy” to help prospective patients sort through their options; it is available on her website at

Visit her website at to learn more about her treatment and review the application process to become a patient.

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Does a Vegetarian Diet Reduce the Risk of Death?

Friday, June 14th, 2013


a new study published first online by JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that from a sample of over 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists a vegetarian diet was associated with reduced death rates and was more favorable for men than women. Researcher studied all cause and cause-specific mortality in a group of over 73,300 men and women Seventh-day Adventist. The sample was divided into 5 groups nonvegetarian, semi-vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian (including seafood),  lacto-ovo-vegetarian (including dairy and egg products) , and vegan (excluding all animal products).

During a mean follow up time of about 6 years there were 2,570 deaths with a death rate of six deaths per 1000 person years. The adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for all-cause mortality in all vegetarians combined vs n0n-vegetarians was 0.88, or 12 percent lower. The association was also better for men who had significant reductions in cardiovascular disease mortality and IHD death in vegetarians vs nonvegetarians. In women, there was -no significant reduction in these areas of mortality.  The researchers said ” These results demonstrate an overall association of vegetarian dietary patterns with lower mortality compared with the nonvegetarian dietary pattern. They also demonstrate some associations with lower mortality of the pesco-vegetarian, vegan, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets specifically compared with the nonvegetarian diet.”  However, they also found that those in the vegetarian groups tended to be older, more highly educated, more likely to be married, to drink less alcohol, to smoke less, to exercise more, and to be thinner.